da Vinci® Surgical System at Northwest Hospital

The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to traditional open surgery and laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform.

The da Vinci system has been used for a variety of minimally invasive procedures, including treatment for gynecologic and prostate conditions. It enables surgeons to perform complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions.

How does da Vinci work?

Surgeons use the da Vinci system to make tiny, 1-2 cm incisions and operate with incredible precision and control.

What types of gynecologic conditions can be treated using da Vinci?

Gynecologic conditions include cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, menorrhagia and excessive bleeding.

What types of prostate conditions can be treated using da Vinci?

Prostate conditions that can be treated include prostate cancer, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, bladder and kidney cancer and vesicoureteral reflux.

What are the benefits of da Vinci?

The system minimizes the pain and risk associated with large incisions. It also increases the likelihood of a fast recovery and has excellent clinical outcomes.

For more information about the da Vinci system, visit the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery led by Peter Geis, M.D.